Hollandia, Food Supplies 1

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Item Details

Title

Hollandia, Food Supplies 1

Subject

Military uniforms
Naval ships

Description

"Supplies being hoisted aboard SS Russell Sage in Humboldt Bay" "SS Russell Sage left Finschhafen 6/30 - arrived Biak July 28, 44 - spent over 3 weeks anchored in Humboldt Bay" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Food Arrives. The SS Russell Sage had been stocked with rations for four days -- the expected time to travel to Biak. After anchoring, HIll reported that 'our officers [went] ashore to see what the small detachment at Hollandia could spare in the line of food. Captured Japanese rice and sardines...was all that could be spared.... 'For two days,' Hill notes, 'we had sardines for breakfast, sardines and rice for lunch, and rice and sardines for supper.' Eventually, supplies were flown into Hollandia airstrip, then transferred to the Russell Sage by an infantry landing craft. Here, Hill records the food being hoisted aboard in a cargo sling under the watchful eyes of hungry men." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944-07

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.1397

Spatial Coverage

Hollandia, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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